Video Editor at New York Post

May 31, 2024
$4500 - $6000 / month
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Job Description

The New York Post provides readers with the best in News, Sports, Pop Culture and Entertainment – with signature wit, irreverence and authority averaging 90 million unique viewers a month. Over the past 223 years, The Post has evolved into a multi-platform media company spanning print, digital, video, audio, app, television and commerce.

The New York Post video team is seeking an Associate Producer/Jr. Video Editor four days per week (Fri-Mon, 12pm – 10pm EST) to research, write and edit videos for stories across our website, on a vast array of subjects ranging from news to business to lifestyle. We are seeking a smart, enthusiastic news-lover with a passion about current events of all kinds.

This position would include a three (3) month probation period. After successful completion of the probation period, the employee would transition from full-time temp to full-time with benefits.

Note: This is a remote position working 12pm – 10pm EST four days per week from Friday through Monday. Open to west coast candidates. This position also includes a 3 month probation period (temporary to permanent employment)

OUR SPOT: The New York Post is the nation’s oldest newspaper with the youngest, most ambitious video department. We want to make our mark in digital video and create memorable work and new watching habits among our audience. The legacy of the great headlines conveys the attributes of our videos: bold, irreverent, judgmental, confident and clever. We want to make videos that surprise viewers. We seek someone who believes news doesn’t have to be boring to be news and who appreciates serious and quirky stories. Let’s talk!

This is an opportunity to work with an iconic media brand as it experiences exponential digital growth. New York Post and Page Six videos have received more than a billion views in the past few years. Like us, you believe news doesn’t have to be boring and you appreciate the odd and unconventional stories as well as important ones.


Quickly create 20-30 videos per day on a variety of trending news stories, that will be added to our site’s articles.
You’ll write scripts and edit short videos with quick turnarounds
Monitor all upcoming New York Post articles in the pipeline, quickly researching what our video options are for those stories, then adding videos into those stories using JW Player and WordPress, and will add relevant tags. You will also help send videos in vertical formats and all related material to our social team for distribution.
Be knowledgeable about what is available in our video library, as well as through wire services and social media throughout the day, so you can pitch video-led stories
Monitor emails sent to the video team and respond accordingly, communicating across various departments (ex. social media) and being a key point of contact between the video team and greater newsroom.
Reaching out to clear video from original sources that you will find on various social media platforms
Once the videos are done, you’ll be responsible for headlines/video titles, thumbnails, liaising with the newsroom, smart playlisting and syndication

The ideal candidate will have/be:

3+ years experience working in a fast-paced online news environment on deadlines
Must have a keen editorial sense, as you’ll be making editorial calls and will be responsible for accuracy.
Must be a fast editor who works in Adobe Premiere.
A great eye for stories that are about to trend, and is able to think creatively about the best video approaches for these stories
Ability to juggle multiple projects at once
Familiarity and use of mainstream video channels like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and more
Must enjoy working collaboratively and accurately in a fast paced breaking news environment but also a fun workplace
Attention to detail a must
Familiarity with content management systems is a plus such as WordPress, video CMS like JW and web analytics tools like
Ability to work very quickly under pressure and juggle dozens of stories throughout the day
Organized, resourceful, and a team player. Must work well both in a group setting, as well as on your own.
Be willing to work holidays, nights and big tentpole events when needed

Want to impress us? Submit a cover letter with the following:
Describe your POV on what makes a video shareable
Provide two ideas for quick videos based on the news of this week.

Pay Range: $65,000 – $80,000

At The New York Post we recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, our ranges reflect our good faith estimate to pay fairly as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate’s experience, industry knowledge, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

In addition to compensation, the company provides eligible employees a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including “elective” benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce.

As an equal opportunity employer, the New York Post does not discriminate in hiring or the terms and conditions of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The New York Post will consider the provision of reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants to enable them to participate in our application process and to effectively perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would impose an undue financial or operational hardship.